COVID-19/Coronavirus

Haymarket Media Group and Planning Resource are following the current guidance from the UK Government and the World Health Organisation and as such this event will be taking place digitally.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Day 1
11th November 2020
9:15 am - 9:20 am
Digital Platform

Welcome Remarks & Explanation of Features of Digital Platform

9:20 am - 9:50 am
Digital Platform

Opening Keynote: Update from the Housing Minister

Speakers to be confirmed
  • What is the government’s plan of action for long term recovery?
  • Quality homes vs economic recovery: What will the government prioritise? What role do you see planning playing in the long term recovery?
  • What has been the response to the ‘Planning For the Future’ Consultation?
  • How is the white paper consultation influencing policy development?
  • How will the NPPF be revised to take forward the government's planning agenda?
9:55 am - 10:15 am
Digital Platform

Data Download Presentation: Housing Market Update in Facts and Stats

Speakers to be confirmed
  • What capacity is expected to be added in the next 12 months?
  • Where is there growth and decline in the UK housing market?
  • How long will the recovery be following the COVID-19 slump?
10:15 am - 10:55 am
Digital Platform

Panel Discussion: Revolution or Evolution? Process, 'Planning for the Future' and Technology in the New Normal

Mark Skilbeck
UK Planning Director, Land and Planning, Taylor Wimpey
Gilian Macinnes
Planning & Placemaking Advisor, Gilian Macinnes Associates
Holly Jones
Director of Planning and Infrastructure, Wychavon & Malvern Hills District Council
  • A look back at the technology used to keep the sector going during the height of the Covid-19 crisis. What were the success and challenges that we can learn from
  • Continuing to use technology for further community engagement. What is best practice and can you solely use technology? What about the elderly and engaging with them?
  • What are the expectations for the new NPPF?
  • Is it realistic to have local plans completed in 30 months? What level of resourcing is needed to make it realistic?
  • How can you introduce new technology with the current technology contracts being so bolted?
10:55 am - 11:15 am
Digital Platform

Pause For Remembrance & Screen Break

Speakers to be confirmed
11:15 am - 11:35 pm
Digital Platform

Presentation: Digitalising the Planning Process Confirmed speaker:

Euan Mills
Digital Transformation Manager, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
11:40 am - 12:00 pm
Digital Platform

Case Study Presentation: Engaging Earlier With the Community To Deliver Homes For The Communities’ Needs

John Wacher
Strategic Planning Manager - Viability, Greater London Authority
  • What are effective consultations at the plan making stage?
  • How have community needs changed since Covid-19?
  • Public health and planning: is it possible to provide affordable housing in a low density environment?
  • What impact will the Hackett Review have on communities scrutiny of developments?
12:00 pm - 12:35 pm
Digital Platform

Ask the Experts: What are the Challenges and Opportunities Presented by Replacing 106 with a National Infrastructure Levy?

James Scott
Group Director of Strategy & Planning, Urban&Civic
Phillip Barnes
Group Land & Planning Director, Barratt Developments
Speakers to be confirmed
  • What will be the impact on viability assessments with the National Infrastructure Strategy?
  • How can you understand the deliverability of your infrastructure to write your local plan?
  • How will the change to the funding process change plan making?
12:35 pm - 1:30 pm
Networking Hub

Lunch & Screen Break

Speakers to be confirmed
1:30 pm - 1:50 pm
Digital Platform

Presentation: The Green Belt: A Review of What Has Constituted ‘Exceptional Circumstances’

Charles Goode
ESRC Doctoral Researcher in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Birmingham
  • Examples of which authorities have released land from the green belt and the reasons given
  • An analysis of the success and failures of the joint strategic planning in Greater Manchester, Greater London and other areas
  • What is next?: A look at the planning white paper and its implications for the green belt
1:55 pm - 2:45 pm
Digital Platform

2 x 10 Minute Presentations Followed By Panel Discussion: Zonal Planning: Weighing Up the Challenges and Opportunities for Housing with Zonal Planning

David Morris
Planning and Operations Director, Catesby Estates
Grant Butterworth
Head of Planning, Leicester City Council
  • How much zonal planning will be introduced to the planning system with the Planning for the Future policy?
  • What resources are needed to help support the introduction of zonal planning?
2:45 pm - 3:05 pm
Digital Platform

Presentation: Changes to the Classes Order: Will there be a Surge of Repurposed Buildings for Residential Purposes?

Helen Fadipe
Planning Consultant, Buckinghamshire Council
  • How can local authorities work with developers to ensure buildings repurposed under the new use class order still provide quality homes?
  • How can you work within the new class order to expand your retail offering and prevent the ‘death of the high street’?
3:10 pm - 3:55 pm
Digital Platform

Panel Discussion: Design Codes: What you need to know from creation to working within them

Speakers to be confirmed
  • How can local authorities develop design codes that have the desired impact?
  • What are the resources that are needed to deliver these to a high enough standard?
  • What is best practice for developers to work within the design codes to ensure viable development?
  • How might pattern books be used with permitted development rights to enable development that meets local authority requirements?
4:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Digital Platform

Data Download: What are Local Authorities Putting into Their Local Delivery Plans?

David Dewar
Technical Writer, Planning Magazine

An exclusive presentation from DCS and Planning Resource to give you an insight into what local authorities are writing into their local delivery plans and therefore what you should be considering.

4:25 pm - 4:45 pm
Digital Platform

Case Study: Master Plan Case Study: How Can you deliver homes that meet the variety of the needs of the community?

Speakers to be confirmed
4:50 pm - 5:30 pm
Digital Platform

Panel Discussion: Housing For The Future - Environmental Assessments, Placemaking & Population Change

David Bainbridge
Director, Savills
  • Planning for climate change at a local level: What can you do to mitigate the environmental impact of developments in your authority?
  • What will be the long term impact of putting ‘planning at the heart of recovery’?
  • How can new developments have a lasting, effective legacy?
  • How are local plans changing in response to the workforce changes?

November 11, 2020 

Online Event 

All sessions will be available on demand for 3 months after the day of the event but to be awarded CPD Points attendees will have to be logged in on the day. 

*All times are in GMT

9:15am – 9:20am

Welcome Remarks & Explanation of Features of Digital Platform

Politics, Process & Digitalisation

9:20am – 9:50am

Opening Keynote: Update from the Housing Minister

  • What is the government’s plan of action for long term recovery?
  • Quality homes vs economic recovery: What will the government prioritise? What role do you see planning playing in the long term recovery?
  • What has been the response to the ‘Planning For the Future’ Consultation?
  • How is the white paper consultation influencing policy development?
  • How will the NPPF be revised to take forward the government’s planning agenda?

9:55am – 10:15am

Data Download Presentation: Housing market update in facts and stats – How is the new standard methodology going to change it?

  • What capacity is expected to be added in the next 12 months
  • Where is the growth and decline in the UK housing market?
  • How long will the recovery be following the COVID-19 slump?

10:15am – 10:55am

Panel Discussion: Revolution or Evolution? Process, planning for the future and technology in the ‘new normal’

  • A look back at the technology used to keep the sector going during the height of the Covid-19 crisis. What were the success and challenges that we can learn from?
  • Continuing to use technology for further community engagement. What is best practice and can you solely use technology? Will the increased digitalisation actually isolate some sectors of society?
  • How might digital data used in local plans be standardised and the development process be digitalised?
  • How can you introduce new technology with the current technology contracts being so bolted?
Holly Jones, Director of Planning and Infrastructure, Wychavon & Malvern Hills District Council 
Gilian Macinnes, Planning & Placemaking Advisor, Gilian Macinnes Associates
Mark Skilbeck, UK Planning Director, Land and Planning, Taylor Wimpey

10:55am – 11:15am

Pause for remembrance and screen break 

11:15am – 11:35am

Presentation: Digitalising the planning process

Euan Mills, Digital Transformation Manager, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

How to get more homes allocated

11:40am – 12:00am

Case Study Presentation: Engaging earlier with the community to deliver homes for the communities’ needs 

  • What are effective consultations at the plan making stage?
  • How have community needs changed since Covid-19? 
  • Public health and planning: is it possible to provide affordable housing in a low density environment?
  • What impact will the Hackett Review have on communities scrutiny of developments?
John Wacher, Strategic Planning Manager – Viability, Greater London Authority

12:00pm – 12:35pm

Ask the Experts: What are the challenges and opportunities presented by replacing 106 with a National Infrastructure Levy?

  • What will be the impact on viability assessments with the National Infrastructure Strategy?
  • How can you understand the deliverability of your infrastructure to write your local plan? 
  • How will the change to the funding process change plan making?
  • What impact will the Hackett Review have on communities scrutiny of developments?
Phillip Barnes, Group Land & Planning Director, Barratt Developments
James Scott, Group Director of Strategy & Planning, Urban&Civic

12:35pm – 1:30pm

Lunch and screen break

1:30pm – 1:50pm

Presentation: The Green Belt: A review of what has constituted ‘exceptional circumstances’?

  • Examples of which authorities have released land from the green belt and the reasons given
  • An analysis of the success and failures of the joint strategic planning in Greater Manchester, Greater London and other areas
  • What’s next? – A look at the planning white paper and its implications for the green belt
Charles Goode, ESRC Doctoral Researcher in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Birmingham

1:55pm – 2:45pm

3 x 10 Minute Presentations followed by Panel Discussion: Zonal Planning – Weighing up the challenges and opportunities for housing with zonal planning 

  • How much zonal planning will be introduced to the planning system with the Planning for the Future policy?
  • What resources are needed to help support the introduction of zonal planning?
Grant Butterworth, Head of Planning, Leicester City Council

How to get more homes permitted 

2:45pm – 3:05pm

Presentation: Changes to the Classes Order – Will there be a surge of repurposed buildings for residential purposes?

  • How can local authorities work with developers to ensure buildings repurposed under the new use class order still provide quality homes?
  • How can you work within the new class order to expand your retail offering and prevent the ‘death of the high street’?
Helen Fadipe, Planning Consultant, Buckinghamshire Council 

3:10pm – 3:55pm

Panel Discussion: Design Codes – What you need to know. From creation to working within them

  • How can local authorities develop design codes that have the desired impact?
  • What are the resources that are needed to deliver these to a high enough standard?
  • What is best practice for developers to work within the design codes to ensure viable development?
  • How might pattern books be used with permitted development rights to enable development that meets local authority requirements?
David Morris, Planning and Operations Director, Catesby Estates

How to get more homes delivered 

4:00pm – 4:20pm

Data Download: What are Local Authorities Putting into Their Local Delivery Plans?

An exclusive presentation from DCS and Planning Resource to give you an insight into what local authorities are writing into their local delivery plans and therefore what you should be considering.

David Dewar, Technical Writer, Planning Magazine

4:25pm – 4:45pm

Case Study: Master Plan Case Study – How can you deliver homes that meet the variety of the needs of the community?

4:50pm – 5:30pm

Panel Discussion: Housing For The Future – Environmental Assessments, Placemaking & Population Change

  • What are the changes to environmental impact assessments?
  • Planning for climate change at a local level: what can you do to mitigate the environmental impact of developments in your authority?
  • What will be the long term impact of putting ‘planning at the heart of recovery’?
  • How can new developments have a lasting, effective legacy? 
  • How are local plans changing in response to the workforce changes?
David Bainbridge, Director, Savills
Grant Butterworth, Head of Planning, Leicester City Council

5:30pm

Close of event and sessions become available for on-demand